Foundation of Hako in Pinneberg near Hamburg. Both the powered cultivators and single-axis rotary hoes go into series production.
Relocation of Hako to Bad Oldesloe.
Development of the legendary motor hoe “Hakorette”, which, as a token of significant technical achievement, is exhibited in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, together with the “DiMoHa”!
“Hakotrac T6”, the first compact tractor, goes into production.
Development and production of the first European vacuum-sweeper.
Construction of the subsidiary plant in Trappenkamp – which today is Hako’s competence center for plastics processing.
The first European vacuum sweeper goes into production.
Acquisition of American Cleaning Equipment Corporation – now operating as Minuteman International, USA.
Way ahead of its time: Hako presents its first autonomously navigating cleaning robot!
Hako Minuteman acquired Multi-Clean Australia. It commenced the perfect blend of the German and USA made.
Multi-Clean, Minuteman, and Hako brands with knowledgeable and experienced floor care people.
The foundation was set.
In 1997 the acquisition of Rotobic from SC Johnson added not only the market-leading Rocket Vac back-pack vacuum and the Rotobic floor machine range, an influential Rotobic product engineer Tibor Frei added unprecedented technical knowledge and experience to the Hako Australia team
Hako Australia made significant inroads into the industry but struggled to penetrate the Hako brand into the broader Australian market. The City cleaning division was created, and the company acquired Multicar. New owners Possehl Group also began to set the course for international growth.
Hako Australia added its Minuteman and PowerBoss brands in-house – bringing together its powerhouse brands - Hako, PowerBoss, Minuteman, and Rotobic.
Hako Australia adds New Zealand to its responsibility to drive growth in the Pacific region. It expands its presence into Western Australia with the appointment of an exclusive WA Citymaster dealer.
Hako Australia moved into a 2700sqm state-of-the-art facility in Silverwater. It continued double-digit growth, secured national supply agreements, and became the market leader in the municipal segment, with its Citymaster compact sweeper range.
AGR Quality Label: Clearly arranged operating elements, handling requires very little physical effort, superior seating comfort, ergonomic boarding, user identification, and clever details allowing fatigue-free working.
Industry-first - QR code operator training videos for simple, quick smartphone access for in situ operator training.
Quick and comfortable changing of the brushes: Thanks to the automatic discharge and pick-up system.
At Hako, meeting our aspiration of combining economic efficiency and sustainability enjoys a top priority. This is why, in the field of electromobility, we take pride in developing zero-emission solutions for the future of Municipal Technology. The result: the Citymaster 1650 ZE – Hako’s all-electric city sweeper.
Hako’s innovative quick-change system allows fast and uncomplicated upgrading of various Sweepmaster vacuum sweeper and Scrubmaster scrubber-drier models to extend the machines’ application options. Only one machine is needed to carry out different cleaning tasks in a single working step.